Program Details

Join us in the 6-day exploration of Iceland, the “Land of Fire and Ice”. Nicknamed for the constant contrasting forces of glaciers and volcanic centers that pull the island apart.
Location:
Reykjavik, Iceland
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Join us in the 6-day exploration of Iceland, the “Land of Fire and Ice”. Nicknamed for the constant contrasting forces of glaciers and volcanic centers that pull the island apart. Iceland has been the backdrop for many movies such as The Game of Thrones.  Led by Dr. Julia Nord (Mason department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Earth Sciences) you will visit Geysir geothermal area, the namesake for all geysers, bathe in the Blue Lagoon, visit stunning waterfalls and have the opportunity to walk on a glacier.  You will also see Thingvellir National Park, centered on the surface representation of a mid-ocean ridge and a geological hot spot where North America and Eurasian plates are pulling apart. Thingvellier was also the site of the first Parliament worldwide.  These breathtaking geological sites showcase the geothermal energy that courses just beneath the surface of Iceland – you’ll learn how this geothermal energy provides power and heat, how it aides agriculture on the island, and discover how this powerful force is interwoven with the cultural heritage of the Icelandic people. 
 

Program Details

Seeking Credits for the Following:

Undergraduate:

  • School of Integrated Studies (INTS) 498 Field Based Work
  • Earth Sciences (GEOL) 315 Topics in Geology II

Eligibility 

This program is open to all students including students who do not attend George Mason University. 

 

Cost:
Program Cost (Summer 2018): $4,850.00 Included: Tuition (2 credits) Airfare Ground transportation in country Accommodations Most meals International Emergency Insurance Not Included: Personal spending

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes

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